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Linda McMahon puts her fantasy Romney acceptance speech in The Rock’s mouth in Tampa

In wrestling, as in politics, there are good guys and there are bad guys — and the good guys don’t always win. So it went for the Republicans, including two-time failed Connecticut Senate candidate and WWE CEO Linda McMahon (R), in 2010 and 2012. But inasmuch as even populist art…

Maher will donate $5 million to ‘Hair Club’ for proof Trump not ‘spawn’ of orangutan

HBO comedian Bill Maher on Monday mocked Donald Trump’s absurd offer of $5 million if President Barack Obama could prove that he was a U.S. citizen by pledging $5 million to the “Hair Club for Men” or “Institute for Incorrigible Douchebaggery” if the billionaire could simply provide evidence that his…

Colbert defends ‘Papa Bear’ O’Reilly: ‘It’s not racism if it’s a compliment’

Monday night on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took on critics of his friend and mentor Bill O’Reilly, who claimed that O’Reilly’s statement that people of Asian descent are not “liberal by nature” because they are so “industrious and hard-working” smacks of racism. Colbert began the segment…

Jon Stewart rips Paul Ryan a new one over Sandy relief funds

On his show Monday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart lashed out at Republicans who opposed funding for Hurricane Sandy relief. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) brought rebuke from within his own party after failing to hold a vote on Sandy relief before the 112th Congress ended. Though the…

Satire: ‘Chick-fil-A Foundation’ trades homosexuality for chicken sandwiches

A satirical group calling itself the “Chick-fil-A Foundation” is showing how easy it is to get a free chicken sandwich by simply renouncing homosexuality. In a video posted on Sunday, John, Robert and Harvey the Cow go to a New York-area Chick-fil-A restaurant with a coupon entitling them to “trade…

Lighter side: Happy football fan tackles Christmas tree

That’s one way to take down the Christmas tree. Saying, “We do a lot of dumb things when we’re happy,” WRC-TV posted video of a jubilant Washington Redskins fan on Monday, celebrating his team’s win over the rival Dallas Cowboys by jumping headlong into the tree Sunday night. According to…

Harris-Perry holds ‘Was that racist?’ lightning round

Melissa Harris-Perry held a “Was that racist?” lightning round on her show with a panel of comedians, in a look back at some of the more questionable moments of 2012. The panelists started with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who said in January that she “felt a little bit threatened” in…

Boston U. students face bleak job market in ‘Les Mis’ parody

A sharp parody of the trailer for the movie adaptation of Les Miserables refocuses Fantine’s plaintive song “I Dreamed A Dream” on the plight of Boston University students seeking employment. “The majority of college kids, they go to college, they get a degree, they don’t work outside of college very…

Tokyo aquarium arranges penguin substitutes for Santa’s elves

An aquarium in Tokyo, Japan has “given Rudolph and the elves a day off” by dressing up a group of penguins in colorful Christmas elf costumes. Aquarium caretaker Shingo Sato said, “We hope to combine the normal joy of seeing animals with Christmas, and by doing so, hope visitors will…

Henri the Existential Cat is back with a holiday message

Henri the Existential Cat is back for another gloomy rumination on the futility of human endeavor and the ridiculous human ritual of Christmas. The opening scene of “Henri le Chat 5: The Worst Noel” found Henri feeling imposed-upon. “The holidays are just another excuse,” he said, “for the world to…

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